February 13th, 2008

han

my VOYAGER spec script, part 1

During a recent discussion of STAR TREK: VOYAGER, I mentioned that during the show's run I'd written a spec script that the Trek folks had liked enough to give me a couple of pitch sessions. iamza was curious about what kind of stories I'd have pitched them, considering that I thought the series had (to put it mildly) several drawbacks. It's actually pretty interesting to try to write to the strengths of something that you see as mired in its weaknesses. After I've posted the whole thing, I'll do another post with a little commentary and background info. LJ barfed when I tried to post it in one piece, so I'll break it at the close of Act Three. Tomorrow, I'll post Acts Four and Five.

The script is called "Don't Gimme That Old-Time Religion," which I freely admit is a lousy title -- but while it's clunky, it's a little memorable, and that's what I was going for. Collapse )